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Karl Marx was fond of dogs, and three small animals of no particular breed—of a mixture of many breeds indeed—formed important members of the household. One was called Toddy, another Whisky—the name of the third I forget, but I fancy that, too, was alcoholic. They were all three sociable…

japaneseaesthetics:

Dog God mask.  Japan

japaneseaesthetics:

Dog God mask.  Japan

(Source: darapic.blog.jp, via mudwerks)

russianhockeyplayers:

First man in space loved hockey, yeah!

russianhockeyplayers:

First man in space loved hockey, yeah!

reverendandroid:

reverendandroid:

Happy Cosmonautics Day + Yuri’s Night! (12.04)

(Above are the first 6 cosmonauts: Yuri Gagarin, Gherman Titov, Andriyan Nikolayev, Pavel Popovich, Valery Bykovsky, and Valentina Tereshkova)

Poster by Paul Colin (1925)La Cavalière Elsa, tragedy by Paul Demasy after the novel by Pierre Mac Orlan.The original novel is a bizarre piece of speculative fiction and can be read here. Elsa is a kind of blonde Jewish Jeanne d’Arc for the Soviet Red Army overrunning Europe in the years after the First World War. The novel’s Red Army seems to be led by some decadent, vaguely octopus-shaped postmodernists nicknamed after Shakespearean characters, who stage colourful and violent performance art shows whenever their Slavic-Chinese-German forces end up victorious. Another main character is the listless Parisian artist Bogaert, who ends up as a commissar of the arts after the invasion, and who shares a wartime memory with Elsa. A lot of stereotypes are presented in a highly twisted and ironic way, so the contemporary reader’s mileage may vary.
There is also a BD version but the art doesn’t look very promising.(via)

Poster by Paul Colin (1925)
La Cavalière Elsa, tragedy by Paul Demasy after the novel by Pierre Mac Orlan.

The original novel is a bizarre piece of speculative fiction and can be read here. Elsa is a kind of blonde Jewish Jeanne d’Arc for the Soviet Red Army overrunning Europe in the years after the First World War. The novel’s Red Army seems to be led by some decadent, vaguely octopus-shaped postmodernists nicknamed after Shakespearean characters, who stage colourful and violent performance art shows whenever their Slavic-Chinese-German forces end up victorious. Another main character is the listless Parisian artist Bogaert, who ends up as a commissar of the arts after the invasion, and who shares a wartime memory with Elsa. A lot of stereotypes are presented in a highly twisted and ironic way, so the contemporary reader’s mileage may vary.

There is also a BD version but the art doesn’t look very promising.

(via)

chingizhobbes:

Chita Mosque, Chita, Siberia, ~1906. Chita was an exile destination for revolutionaries during Tsarist times and was the location of the short-lived Chita Republic during the 1905 Revolution.
This mosque is a great example of Russian style and Islamic function.

chingizhobbes:

Chita Mosque, Chita, Siberia, ~1906. Chita was an exile destination for revolutionaries during Tsarist times and was the location of the short-lived Chita Republic during the 1905 Revolution.

This mosque is a great example of Russian style and Islamic function.

(Source: wikimedia)

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